Program Format

Azusa Pacific’s BCBA program comprises 20 units of BACB-approved coursework in behavior analysis. Students in the program explore the theory and applied practice of behavior analysis through classroom learning paired with supervised fieldwork and complementary seminars. Throughout the program, the comprehensive coursework integrates a Christian perspective on professional practice, enabling candidates to strengthen their intrinsic desire to serve others through their calling.

The BCBA certificate is offered at APU’s main campus in Azusa and can be completed in just 10 months, as students complete their fieldwork and classroom studies simultaneously. Students take one unit of fieldwork and three eight-week classes each term (fall and spring), with the courses divided between Fall 1/Fall 2 and Spring 1/Spring 2 sessions. View the Graduate Academic Calendar for more details on upcoming terms and sessions.

Depending on the term and session, students are in class one to two nights per week, with each class lasting less than five hours. Additionally, four required seminars are held on campus that enhance and build on students’ field experiences. View a course schedule to see how students typically progress through the program.

Note: This information is current for the 2019-20 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.